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Articles with the Tag: Hunting

Whitetail deer harvest remains strong Whitetail deer harvest remains strong

NORTHWEST MONTANA — At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, Nov. 1, a total of 5,599 hunters checked 328 white-tailed deer (243 of these were bucks), 38 mule deer, and 35 elk for a 7.2 percent rate of hunters with game. This compares to a 6.3 percent rate of hunters with game last y...

Outdoor briefs for Nov. 4, 2015

  Hunters: store meat properly to avoid bear conflict News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — With the general deer and elk rifle season now open, and in light of the considerable increase of bear activity and bear-human encounters, hunters and other recreationists are remi...

Signs clarify access laws

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Tribal Game Warden Program and the Tribal Wildland Recreation Program are working on a large-scale sign replacement project across the Reservation in an effort to inform the general public about recreation access requir...

New app available for waterfowl hunters

News from Powderhook LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - Cabela’s and Powderhook are pleased to announce the launch of “Waterfowl Tracker,” a free app that allows hunters to monitor waterfowl migration activity and harvest reports in their neck of the woods, and up and down their flyway.  Highli...

Briefs for Sept. 2, 2015

Input needed for 2016-2017 hunting seasons News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks WESTERN MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. The deadline to submit initial commen...

Ronan, Pablo fall hunters education class scheduled

PABLO — The Ronan-Pablo Fall Hunter Education course will begin Tuesday, Aug. 25, in Room 118 of the Beaverhead Math and Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. Interested students are required to register online now at All classes are free of charge and open to hun...

Complete online hunter ed class prior to field day

RONAN — Hunter education online classes are available to anyone 18 or older at the Fish Wildlife and Parks website There is a fee to take the class online but the mandatory field day is free of charge.  The field day will be held Aug. 15 in Ronan from 9:30 a...

Pheasants Forever sponsors 5-year habitat improvement program Pheasants Forever sponsors 5-year habitat improvement program

CHARLO — The public lands that support wildlife in Mission Valley are fragmented into a patchwork owned by different entities engaged in varying management strategies, but when game such as pheasant make their nests here, they live irrespective of fenced boundaries and human plans.  The Mission...

Discuss gun noise suppressors

News from the  Lake County Pachyderms POLSON — It’s called the “silent epidemic” and affects older Montana hunters who become deaf or hearing impaired to the point where they require powerful hearing aids. Two bills introduced in the current Montana legislature (SB 295 and ...

Instructors awarded

KALISPELL — Hunter and bowhunter education instructors received service awards from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the annual Region One Instructor Workshop held Saturday at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. A total of 44 instructors received the awards ranging from 5 to 50 years of ...

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